MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENTJoint Motion and Muscle Testing Third Edition Ebook PDF

MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENTJoint Motion and Muscle Testing Third Edition Ebook PDF I
am delighted to introduce the third edition of
Musculoskeletal Assessment: Joint Motion and Muscle
Testing. This edition continues the quest to convey
new information, methodology, experience, and wisdom
to students and professionals alike. New approaches that
facilitate learning elevate the existing status of this title as
an important educational tool and clinical resource. The
third edition is updated to include the latest research
fi ndings and assessment techniques.
New to This Edition
Some of the more signifi cant additions to the third edi-
tion include the following.
Practical testing forms for the assessment and mea-
surement of joint range of motion (ROM), muscle length,
and assessment of muscle strength are found on this
book’s companion website at
Clarkson3e. These forms list the criteria for each assess-
ment and measurement technique in a chart/checklist
format. Judging from my teaching experience, these
forms will be an invaluable tool for students to become
profi cient in the clinical assessment and measurement
techniques, allow for evaluation of student profi ciency,
and serve as a handy review. Practice Makes Perfect
icons appear next to clinical assessment and measure-
ment techniques throughout the textbook to cross-refer-
ence the corresponding online practical testing forms.
(For information on other ancillary materials available
with this text, see section on “Additional Resources” in
this preface.)
Further noteworthy additions to the third edition
include more in-depth reviews of articulations, arthro-
kinematics, the SFTR method, and illustration of normal
and reverse scapulohumeral rhythm resulting from
restricted glenohumeral joint ROM. Normal ranges of
motion are now emphasized in red font in the text. New
techniques are described and illustrated to measure active
range of motion (AROM) of the temporomandibular joint
(TMJ) using the ruler and calipers, and the spine using the
tape measure, standard inclinometers, the Cervical Range-
of-Motion Instrument (CROM), and the universal goni-
ometer. For the assessment and measurement of muscle
length, muscle origins and insertions are included with
each procedure. A more concise description of grading
muscle strength is presented. A new chart of patient posi-
tioning for the assessment and measurement of joint
ROM, muscle length, and muscle strength is added as
Appendix C.
Many new photographs and illustrations augment the
written text. Of special note are unique illustrations of
the measurement of joint passive range of motion (PROM)
showing the universal goniometer and therapist’s hand
positions in relation to the deep anatomy, and those of
the noncontractile normal limiting factors (NLF) that
limit movement. Illustrations of the deep bony anatomy
that accompany the photographs of surface anatomy are
also new.

MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENT Joint Motion and Muscle Testing Third Edition Ebook PDF